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Kevin Maurice
Player Profile:
Kevin Maurice 1075842
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 280
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
High School: Freedom
Major: Management

Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2013; Spring 2015)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)

2016 Outlook
Kevin Maurice steps into a key role in his senior season with the Huskers. A key part of the playing rotation at defensive tackle the past three seasons, Maurice will be called on to anchor the defensive front and provide leadership for the Blackshirts in 2015. The defensive line lost four veteran starters from last season, including tackles Maliek Collins and Vincent Valentine who were selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.

The 6-3, 300-pound Maurice has shown the strength to hold up against the run, as well as the quickness to be an effective pass rusher. The Orlando native is scheduled to earn his degree in management in December despite not redshirting during his time in Lincoln.


2015 (Junior)
Maurice played in a 10 games and made his first career start against Illinois. He finished the season with 21 total tackles, including three tackles for loss and a sack. Maurice added a pair of forced fumbles. He missed three games at midseason after suffering a foot injury in the game at Illinois.

Maurice made four tackles in non-conference play, including an 11-yard sack and a fumble caused against South Alabama. He broke out with a career-high eight tackles at Illinois. After missing three games, he returned for the final month. He had four tackles and a tackle for loss against Michigan State, and had two tackles, a tackle for loss and a fumble caused against Iowa.

2014 (Sophomore)

Maurice played in 10 games, finishing with eight tackles, including two solo stops. He shared a sack against Florida Atlantic and had a season-high two tackles at Fresno State.

2013 (Freshman)
Maurice played in the first six games as a reserve defensive tackle. He finished with three tackles, including single tackles against Wyoming, South Dakota State and Illinois.

Before Nebraska (Freedom HS)
Maurice was a fast-rising prospect after a standout senior season at Freedom High School in Orlando. Maurice had approximately 70 tackles, including nine sacks and better than 20 tackles for loss, while also forcing two fumbles. His play helped Coach Andy Johnson’s team to a 7-4 season and a trip to the Class 8A state playoffs. Maurice earned first-team Class 8A all-state honors from the Orlando Sentinel and was an all-district and All-Metro selection. He was also selected to play in the Central Florida All-Star game.

Maurice played on both sides of the ball as a junior. He had 50 pancake blocks as an offensive lineman, and totaled 50 tackles and six sacks on defense. Maurice also started as a sophomore in 2010 for an 8-2 team. Maurice was regarded as one of the top 120 defensive tackles in the nation by several recruiting services. He also visited Boston College and had offers from Florida Atlantic, North Carolina State and Memphis.

Personal
The son of Hernise Maurice, Kevin was born on July 19, 1994. He is a management major, and a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Maurice has been active in community outreach efforts, volunteering his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, School is Cool Week, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, and team hospital visits. He has been named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams the past two years for his outreach work.

Maurice's Career Statistics

 

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Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

PI

Hry.

2013 6/0 1 2 3 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2014 10/0  2 6 8 1-5 0.5-5 0-0 0 0 0 1
2015 10/1 10 11 21 3-16 1-11 2-0 0 0 0 1

Totals

11/4 13 19 32 4-21 1.5-16 2-0 0 0 0 2

 

 Single-Game Highs
» Tackles - 8 at Illinois (2015)
» Tackles for Loss - 1, four times
» Sacks - 1-11 vs. South Alabama (2015)

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